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Attribute meaning

attribute - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To ascribe; to consider ( something) as due or appropriate ( to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging ( to).
  2. 2. That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.
  3. 3. Reputation.
  4. 4. A conventional symbol of office, character, or identity, added to any particular figure; as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.
  5. 5. Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an attributive adjunct or adjective.
  6. 6. Inherent quality or property.
  7. 7. To ascribe; impute.

attribute - examples of usage

  1. I am sure you will not attribute any sordid motive to my- well, to my addresses, though the term seems absurd.
  2. " I attribute it," he went on, without waiting for her to answer, " to the fact that neither of us is in the least romantic about the other. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Now it was at this crisis of his life that he showed that in his own sphere he possessed the true attribute of genius. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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